Day Trips from Memphis
Less than an hour from Memphis, this friendly West Tennessee town is deep in cotton and soybean country. The drive includes views of the scenic and fertile Mississippi River bottomlands.
If railroad history interests you, get on track for Jackson. Be sure to see the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum. The local ice-cream parlor is the perfect way to reward yourself for staying on schedule.
Pickwick Landing State Resort Park
A playground for locals, this park is full of beaches and picnic areas, plus a restaurant specializing in southern cuisine at the 119-room lodge and a nearby golf course.
Perfect for hikers and anglers itching to get a bit of outdoors time in, Tiptonville’s Reelfoot Lake, a flooded forest teeming with trout, is also home to bald eagles from January through March.
Elvis’ birthplace in Mississippi is a must for fans of the King. His two-room birthplace is open to visitors. The friendly, small city also boasts an automobile museum and Tupelo Buffalo Park.
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